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celebration puts it all in the past, right, when the actual rosa parks keeps working on racial and social justice issues all the way up to the end of her life. >> brown: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the man picked to lead the central intelligence agency was called today to defend his positions in the war on terror. john brennan's senate confirmation hearing revolved around several hotly debated policies. "newshour" congressional correspondent kwame holman has our report. >> reporter: even before the hearing got truly under way, protesters from
of warmer weather; the life of pianist van cliburn and honoring civil rights pioneer rosa parks. but first, with the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: housing is heating up and it's taking wall street with it. the national association of realtors reported today that january contracts for home sales hit the highest level in more than two years. the stock market reacted with a sharp rally. the dow jones industrial average gained 175 points to close at 14,075. it's up nearly 300 points in two days. the nasdaq rose 32 points today to close at 3,162. the latest nuclear negotiations with iran ended today with talk of concessions by the west and an upbeat appraisal from tehran. margaret warner has our report. >> warner: the two days of talks, in almaty, kazakhstan, ended with no breakthrough only an agreement for more talks in march and april. but there was something new: the u.s. and five negotiating partners reportedly offered to ease some economic sanctions. iran's principal negotiator, saeed jalili, called it a turning point. >> ( translated ): some of the issues
. theashington today, president was unveiling a statue of rosa parks. she became famous in 1965 for free -- for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a bus. it led to a boycott that lasted for over a year. and talking about her final hours, describing this model -- the model girlfriend of a model citizen. >> in the weeks before she died, she was living in a suburb of johannesburg with her close friend. she showed me her bedroom and spoke of the family's grief. >> i think because she was living here, he feels like he could not protect her, her dad. you look back and you say, why didn't we say, come home? byinstead, she was shot dead the man she had been dating for about three months come oscar pistorius. he used to come to the house here to pick her up. what happened that night? >> we just all want to know the truth. i think that is everyone in the world now. happy?you think she was >> i did. hernd happy in relationship? >> yes. >> what do you think the truth is? >> i do not want to comment on that. >> he will wait for the trial? >> i will wait for the trial. >> but the trial is
't survive." >> we have funerals for olivia engel at 1:00 at saint rosa lima and dylan hockley in bethel. same thing we've been doing-- just be outside, respectful distance. is there anything else we need in newtown daily developments beyond that happening, anything we know of? >> yeah, one of the teachers, her stepfather is a reporter here. and i think as sort of a defense mechanism i thought, "it couldn't be," you know? "we'd know already something." and eventually it was confirmed. so, you know, a story that was difficult enough for all of us to report anyway was, you know, that much more emotional, that much more difficult. >> the sort of overarching issue that i'm looking at is whether or not sandy hook truly is a tipping point in the debate over gun violence, and that whatever the solutions are out there, these 20 innocent children lost, this will make a difference. and i'm sort of examining that optimism against the reality that the gun control debate in america is exceedingly divisive. >> it is a sad honor to be here today. it's been one month since i lost my son dylan, and 25 ot
by congresswoman rosa delauro of connecticut. >> storm that hill, make the difference. >> inside, the activists are greeted by congresswoman donna edwards of maryland, who, with delauro, has introduced legislation raising the minimum wage for tipped workers. >> i know that when i waited tables, i didn't just do it because i needed some extra change. i did it because i had to pay my rent. i did it because i had to make sure that i had food in my refrigerator. i did it because i needed transportation to get back and forth to school. it was a job. >> saru jayaraman's new book "behind the kitchen door" is an insider's expose of what it's really like to work at the lowest rungs of the restaurant industry. >> there are actually now over 10 million restaurant workers in the united states. so seven of the ten lowest paying jobs in america are restaurant jobs, and the two absolute lowest paying jobs in america are restaurant dishwashers and fast food preps and cooks are the two absolute lowest paying jobs in america. these workers earn poverty wages because the minimum wage for tipped workers at the fed
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